Forrest City, AR High Speed Internet Service

Forrest City, AR has a total of 3 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 3 internet service options in Forrest City. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Forrest City is ViaSat. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
2WEHCO VideoCable150 Mbps10 Mbps34.9%
3HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Forrest City AR Internet Access Options

More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Forrest City which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Forrest City are compared to St. Francis County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Arkansas overall?
Average download speeds in Forrest City of 14.07 Mbps are faster than the St. Francis County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Arkansas.

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Forrest City Internet Access Facts

  • Cable internet is available to 0.0% of St. Francis County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of St. Francis County residents

  • The average internet download speed in St. Francis County is 10.03 Mbps based upon 16416 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Forrest City is 44.8% slower than the average in Arkansas and 56.6% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Forrest City is 1.79 Mbps. This is 20.1% faster than the St. Francis County average and 84.6% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 4.2% of Forrest City residents

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Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Forrest City residents who have access to each of these technology types.


Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks ViaSat as the top provider for Forrest City, Arkansas.

Who has the fastest internet service in Forrest City?

WEHCO Video with a download speed of 150 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Forrest City.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Forrest City, Arkansas?

The following zip codes were used: 72335 and 72336

How do the internet speeds in Forrest City compare to other cities in Arkansas?

Click through to see how the Forrest City broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Bay, Elm Springs, Green Forest, Greenland, Mammoth Spring, Mineral Springs, Prairie Grove

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Forrest City, Arkansas population.

What is DSL internet service?

DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Forrest City, Arkansas?

WEHCO Video provides broadband internet service to 34.9% of Forrest City.

What is cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.

What download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.




Forrest City Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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